Seat Belt Reminder


November 7, 2020

Question: How can someone drive without a seat belt on? Doesn't the dinging annoy them?

Answer: This is a good question as I've observed numerous ways some folks have tried to get around wearing their seat belt.

Around the mid-'70s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) added a seat belt reminder signal to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.  The new standard required vehicles to have a seat belt reminder (SBR) system that gave an audible signal after the driver turned on the ignition and hadn't fastened their seat belt. In 2001, Congress directed NHTSA to stu...

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